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John Bale

John Bale was an English churchman, historian and controversialist, and Bishop of Ossory. He wrote the oldest known historical verse drama in English, and developed and published a very extensive list of the works of British authors down to his own time, just as the monastic libraries were being dispersed. His unhappy disposition and habit of quarrelling earned him the nickname "bilious Bale"... Read More

Born21 November 1495
Cove, Suffolk, Kingdom of England
DiedNovember 1563 (aged 67-68)
Canterbury, Kent, Kingdom of England
NationalityEnglish
OccupationChurchman, historian and controversialist. Wrote Illustrium majoris Britanniae scriptorum, hoc est, Angliae, Cambriae, ac Scotiae Summarium (1548–49)
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